Here on Earth

Written by:
Alice Hoffman
Narrated by:
Susan Ericksen

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2009
8 hours 50 minutes
A seductive and mesmerizing story of obsessive love from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic.

After nineteen years in California, March Murray returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up. For all this time, March has been avoiding her own troubled history, but when she encounters Hollis—the boy she loved so desperately, the man who has never forgotten her—the past collides with the present as their reckless love is reignited. This dark romantic tale asks whether it is possible to survive a love that consumes you completely. The answers March Murray discovers are both heartbreaking and wise, as complex as they are devastating—for in heaven and in our dreams, love is simple and glorious. But it is something altogether different here on earth...
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Rhonda M

This was way more enjoyable when I'd read it for myself, and I think it's because you get to evoke your own level of emotion. I still enjoyed it. I don't know that I would have had I not read the book first though.

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Could have been a great book, but just became strange, then predictable

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Just couldn't get into this book, and Hoffman is one of my all-time favorite authors. I may try this again someday ... it had possibilities, but couldn't keep my interest.

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Sharon S

I am an Alice Hoffman fan so I tend to like all of her books. This one I did enjoy - it was well told and instead of unfolding it seemed to kind of fold in on itself. I was always interested and found it hard to stop listening when I left my car. The characters are interesting and the reader did a very good job.

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Like the previous reviewer, loved the book, but the ending was a little vague. But, then again, not all stories have happy endings or are so nicely tidied up like American fairytales. Alice Hoffman gives us a beautiful story of the slow decline of a once fiercely independent woman and the effects of her actions upon her new community. By the end of the story, I did wonder what happened to the main character (March) and her family. Sounds to me, maybe a sequel?

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Very intense and unforgettable story. Didn't like the ending.

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